This past weekend my Mom's family all got together. A full reunion. All 6 siblings and most of their families ... some travelling from as far away as Australia. I think everyone had a good time. Mixed feelings I'm sure as the majority of the family would claim to not like a fuss .... or get togethers ... or, well, people in general. Even though there are a fair number of us, the weekend was pretty casual, so I think for the most part we caught up without getting into each other's hair too much.
- Friday night pizza at the 'blue park'
- Saturday afternoon / evening we had the club room at the Elk's Hall. Beef on a bun was brought in for supper. There were games, drinks, a slideshow of all of us growing up, and of course a large table of standard Horne Family gathering desserts (including, of course, Angel Food cake with raspberries and/or strawberries and ice cream).
- Sunday was a day at the farm: horseback riding; wading in the 'dam'; eating; visiting; water fights; marshmallow fights; campfire ...
- Sunday night, socializing became a bit more social. There were many bevvies consumed (none by me), leading to a late night / early morning of campfire sing-a-long. There are some great singers in the family; and ... some non-singers (y'all know who you are!!) Words cannot describe. Still ... I haven't had an evening that entertaining in quite some time!
The kids did OK. Poor Maklin was saying, "I wanna go home now" about 3 hours into our drive TO Saskatchewan. He was pretty overwhelmed and stressed most of the trip; just not quite himself, but he warmed up by the last few days (and thankfully is still excited about more camping!)
Mae travelled like a champ ... although with a bit of a penchant for early mornings. This didn't always mix well with my late nights, but we managed.
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